January 28, 2018 12:28 pm
Updated: January 28, 2018 12:34 pm

Change needed to encourage women to enter politics, Justin Trudeau says

WATCH ABOVE: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday that the government wants to make Canada a better country by making workplaces a safer place and said "add women, change politics" was "more than just a hashtag."

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says change is needed to ensure more women enter politics.

Trudeau made the comment as he rallied his party caucus at a meeting in advance of tomorrow’s resumption of Parliament.

The remarks also came just days after one of Trudeau’s cabinet ministers, Kent Hehr, and Ontario Progressive Conservative party leader Patrick Brown resigned over allegations of sexual misconduct.

Trudeau told the roomful of Liberal MPs that making workplaces safer and more welcoming will result in more women entering politics.

And that, he says, will change the country.

WATCH: Trudeau says government has made progress on trade files, working on NAFTA

The prime minister also boasted about last week’s signing of a new, comprehensive international trade agreement – known as the CP-TPP – that Trudeau said included significant gains for Canada over the previous Trans-Pacific Partnership approved by the previous Conservative government.

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